Claimants Fall At First Fence As Initial ‘Racing’ Judgment Is Announced

11 Aug 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

Judgment was given on 8 August 2008 in British Afternoon Greyhound Racing Services (and others) v Amalgamated Racing Ltd (and others). The case concerned a challenge under Article 81/Chapter I to the lawfulness of licensing arrangements for the supply of a new televised service, known as Turf TV, which shows live horseracing in licensed betting […]

Tesco Appeal Fixed For November Hearing

04 Aug 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

Following on from the Case Management Conference held at the Competition Appeals Tribunal on 31st July 2008, Tesco’s appeal against the findings of the Competition Commission’s recent Grocery Market Inquiry has been fixed for a three day hearing commencing on 11th November 2008. Barristers from Monckton Chambers are representing several parties in these proceedings. Julian […]

Tesco Appeal Against Competition Commission Inquiry Findings Begins In The CAT

29 Jul 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

A Case Management Conference at the Competition Appeals Tribunal on 31st July 2008 will be the first hearing in relation to Tesco’s appeal against the findings of the Competition Commission’s recent Grocery Market Inquiry. Barristers from Monckton Chambers are representing several parties in these proceedings. Julian Gregory is junior Counsel to Tesco. Peter Roth QC, […]

Transport For London Seeks Oyster Card Shake-Up

29 Jul 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

Transport for London Oyster card contractor EDS has, this week, been seeking an injunction preventing TfL from entering into a contract for the provision of the same services solely with EDS’s current consortium partner, Cubic. TfL proposes to terminate its contract with TranSys – through which EDS and Cubic together provide the current services – […]

Testing The Drug Testers In Court Of Arbitration For Sport Appeals

28 Jul 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

UK Sport’s drug testing procedures were under attack in the Court of Arbitration for Sport last week. In appeals from the British Weightlifter’s Association Disciplinary Panel, two weightlifters undertook a wholesale attack on the sample collection procedures undertaken by UK Sport at the British National Championships and also on the sample testing procedures undertaken at […]

Melanie Hall QC Joins Tax Journal Editorial Board

28 Jul 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

Melanie Hall QC has accepted an invitation to join other leading tax experts on the Editorial Board of The Tax Journal. The Tax Journal is a weekly UK publication from Lexis Nexis, aimed at all those who provide tax advice to and within the business community, whether they are tax practitioners or lawyers. It concentrates […]

Michael Collins Elected Chairman Of The Bar Council Of Ireland

24 Jul 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

Michael M.Collins S.C. a door tenant of Monckton Chambers, has been elected as Chairman of the Bar Council of Ireland. Michael is a senior counsel practising primarily from Dublin, specialising in commercial litigation, competition law, EU law, constitutional law and judicial review. He was called to the Irish Bar in 1978, to the English Bar […]

Judicial Review granted re: University College London’s proposed academy in Camden

17 Jul 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

On 17 July the Administrative Court granted permission for a judicial review of the Government’s decision to approve the Expression of Interest submitted by University College London for the establishment of an academy in the London Borough of Camden. The challenge alleges that there has been a breach of the EU rules on public procurement. […]

Isle of Man Ferry Services Judicial Review Struck Out

10 Jul 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

On 10 July the Isle of Man equivalent to the High Court struck out on grounds of delay an application for Judicial Review of a decision by the Isle of Man authorities to enter into an exclusive agreement with a ferry company in respect of ferry services between the Isle of Man and the North […]

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